Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1928

John Wesley Amburgey Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1928

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Date of PassingJanuary 04, 2017

John Wesley Amburgey Obituary

from elizabeth, Tennessee, United States

Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1928

John Wesley Amburgey Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1928

727 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 04, 2017

John Wesley Amburgey Obituary

from elizabeth, Tennessee, United States


John Wesley Amburgey, Jr.Harriman, TNJohn Wesley Amburgey, Jr. of Harriman, TN passed away on August 4, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. John was born on February 26, 1928 in Thornton, KY the seventh and last surviving child of John Wesley Amburgey, Sr. and Carrie (Hammonds) Amburgey. He was the loving husband of Genella Fay (Boggs) Amburgey for 69 years. He graduated from Stuart Robinson School in Blackey, KY, then received a BS degree in Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University in 1953. He was immediately hired by Union Carbide in Oak Ridge where he worked at the K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant, first working on the cascade, then on developing the gas centrifuge program for over 39 years until retiring from Martin Marietta. He also received his Professional Engineering License in the 1960s. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club and Glenwood Baptist Church of Oak Ridge for many years. He enjoyed boating, fishing, basketball, living on the lake and the ocean at Gulf Shores, AL. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Debbie Dillener (Jeff) of Harriman; his son John, III, and special friend Elizabeth Lubar of Bay Minette, AL; his grandchildren Chris Fowlkes (Nancy) of Oak Ridge, Carrie Curley (John) of Knoxville, Sarah Amburgey Vaughn (Kenny) of Albertville, AL, Alex Amburgey of Tuscaloosa, AL, Katie Clark of Harriman, TN, and Kara Brown (Remington) of Knoxville. He was also survived by his greatgrandchildren Blake and Madyson Fowlkes, Arabella and Sierra Clark, Joe and Jacob Curley, Seth Vaughn, and Asher Brown.The family will receive friends Thursday 5-7pm with the funeral to follow at 7pm at Weatherford Mortuary of Oak Ridge. Interment will be at a private family service on Friday.The family would like to express their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the Silver Angels of Rockwood and to Covenant Hospice Care, especially to special nurse, Julianna. An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com

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